Viktor & Rolf – Valley of the Dolls

My recent trip to the Netherlands couldn’t have been planned at a more perfect time. Just forty-five minutes away in the city of Antwerp, Belgium at Studio Job Gallery, my favorite fashion duo, Viktor & Rolf were presenting an exhibition titled ‘Dolls / Viktor & Rolf.’ Upon entering the retrospective one was greeted by two long columns of, the Dolls which have become so synonymous with their career, beautifully mounted on tall white pedestals viewed through clear revolving cylinders allowing an intimate three – dimensional look at every detail, of their amazing craftsmanship. The Dolls all present from the ‘Russian Doll’ Autumn/Winter 1999-2000 collection through the ‘Bedtime Story’ Autumn/Winter 2005-06 collection, originally presented while singer and songwriter Tori Amos played the grand piano performing a specially written composition inspired by the biblical love poem Song of Solomon, pulled you in to the extraordinary brilliance of the house of Viktor & Rolf.  The exhibition  was visually as astounding, like all their runway presentations.  Also part of the retrospective is jewellry designed by Nynke Tynagel and Job Smeets of Studio Job for Viktor & Rolf.  The exhibition runs through 16 July 2010 at Studio Job Gallery, Begijnenvest 8 2000 Antwerp, Belgium. Hours 14:00 – 18:00 Tuesday – Friday or by appointment.

Dolls/Viktor & Rolf
Russian Doll: Autumn/Winter 1999 - 2000
Bedtime Story: Autumn/Winter 2005 - 2006
NO: Autumn/Winter 2008 - 2009

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